Ko’s GP11 is extra special – it is one that was prepped for nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi. As you will see in the below pictures, the bike was used. Through various talks with people close with the GP11, we assume it was used during Valencia testing in 2011.
So take note – the pictures feature parts that are bruised from crashes, and some that are a bit oxidized – remember, the bike was shipped to America from Ducati HQ in Bologna.
We wanted to provide additional insights into Rossi’s GP11, so we turned to John Ethell of Jett Tuning – a man who knows his motorcycles.
Ethell, who tuned engines for icons such as Miguel Duhamel, Jack Zemke and Nicky Hayden, stepped in, and unclothed Rossi’s GP11 for our photo shoot. In the following pictures, Ethell provides a technical perspective on Rossi’s Desmosedici.
Ethell’s input provides exclusive insights into Ducati MotoGP machinery. To learn more, scroll through the pictures below and read the captions – you’ll have a better understanding of a machine worthy of Valentino Rossi.
BMW R 18 Transcontinental and Bagger with Freeman Wood
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Editor Don Williams chats to Editor-at-large Freeman Wood about his ride on the new BMW R 18 Transcontinental and the bagger version, the R 18 B. Freeman is a BMW GS owner himselfyy and has ridden many of the big boxer twins in the past, so his opinions compare directly back to his other experiences aboard BMWs.